Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador Secondary Pattern Challenge

This month's Island Batik Ambassadors challenge was to create a quilt that makes a secondary pattern using our Island Batik Fabrics. After doing some thinking I looked at some of my past designs and found one that was ideal.

The Pattern I choice was my "Whirlwind" Pattern that was originally was released in the Island Batiks Summer/Spring 2017 Catalog using the "Rise and Shine" Collection.  This pattern uses a combination of half square triangles and split rectangles to complete this fun quilt.

EQ8 Design of Modified Whirlwind
For my Island Batik project, I decided to modify the pattern just slightly by adjusting the block sizes and changing the colors up just a bit.

The Island batik fabrics are all from the Island Batik Basics Foundation Collection.

And for this pattern, I have used the Studio 180 Design Split Rects® and the Tucker Trimmer® 1 tools.  By the way, while you are reading this post I'm currently in Arlington, Texas attending my Studio 180 Design Certification Instructor Training with Deb Tucker and her awesome crew.

Once all the half square triangles and the Split Rects are made it was time to make the blocks.  This is such a fun and easy quilt to complete. 

The center blocks are now assembled time to get this quilt put together.

The quilt top is now ready for quilting, and I have made the binding.

Speaking binding, In my last couple of weeks I demonstrated how to make strip binding that was used in this quilt in my Quilt Talk Tuesday episode.

And this week I demonstrated how to bind the quilt using my favorite binding tool.

Here is my completed project.

You may want to check out the new techniques projects that the other Island Batik Ambassador have made this month.  Also be sure to watch for the Island Batik Ambassador "The Great Outdoors" Blog Hop starting August 6th thru Sept 4th.

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"Designing to Inspire"


  1. Fabulous post. I love the color scheme you chose for this project.

  2. Very pretty. I like how you switched up the colors, using a neutral vs a color in the blocks. It's so much fun to see our own designs in a different color, right?

  3. I like how you have two very different quilts now from the one design. :) Great quilt for this month's challenge.